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Derry Public Library

The Derry Public Library first opened in 1905 in the Adams Memorial Building when a local benefactor, Rosecrans Pillsbury, gave $1,000 to the town.This library would be the first available library for the shoe factory workers in West Derry. The first librarian was Reverend William Gaskin, followed just six months later by his daughter, Elsie Gaskin, who held the position for 30+ years. In 1927, Henry F. MacGregor left stipulations in his will for his wife to buy land in his hometown of Derry to ...



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This small collection of postcards depicts areas of New Hampshire outside of Derry, including the Candia and Deerfield Depot, Old Stage Coach in Antrim, View at Big Island Pond in Westville, View of Island Pond in Hampstead, Glenbrook Locomotive, and a photo of a homestead taken by a photographer in Littleton. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Candia, Deerfield, Antrim, Big Island pond, Glenbrook Locomotive, Littleton, Historic Postcards,...
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This collection of historic postcards features many Derry homes from the late 19th and 20th century. Historic homes include that of Ralph Angell, George Clark, Matthew Thornton, Ocean Born Mary, Wallace P. Mack, C.S. Emerson, L.H. Pillsbury, George W. Barker and many more. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Derry Historic Homes, Historic Houses, Ocean Born Mary, Matthew Thornton, Ralph Angell,...
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Derry, New Hampshire Greeting Cards, primarily from the early to mid-twentieth century. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Derry Greeting Cards, Greeting Cards, Twentieth Century Greeting Cards, Historic Postcards, Derry...
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This collection of Derry postcards shows trains and the Derry Depot from the early 20th century. Provenance: Derry Museum of History.
Topics: Trains, Derry Depot, Railroad, Railway, Historic Postcards, Derry Historic Postcards, Vintage...
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This collection of Derry, New Hampshire historic postcards depicts a variety of Derry celebrations including the 1915 Old Home Day, the 200th Anniversary Celebration, and the 1920s Winter Carnival celebrations. Events include skiing, skating and Winter Carnival Queens. Winter Carnival Queens in this collection include Beryl Woods (1926), Gladys Fullenton Steele (1925) and Blanche Michaud Canfield (1929). Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Derry Old Home Day, Derry Memorial Day, Derry Celebrations, Derry Winter Carnival Derry Winter...
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This collection, from the early to mid-twentieth century, depicts people (and horses) of Derry, New Hampshire. It includes Benjamin Chase's grandchild, Bill's N.H. Corn Huskers, Tom Hoesenegtor, men from St. Mark's Lodge, and Governor Floyd. Horses identified in the collection are Rachel B. Pacer and Jenney Bird. The physical copy of this item is held in the New Hampshire Room of the Derry Public Library. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: People, Horses, Benjamin Chase, Bill's N.H. Corn Huskers, Tom Hoesenegtor, St. Mark's Lodge,...
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This collection of historic postcards shows images of Island Pond, in Derry, New Hampshire. Images depict Chase's Grove, Bridge at Governor's Island, Long Shore, Bartell's Point, Dixon's Grove, Hoepfner's Island, The Dam, The Elm's, Sweeney's Point, Store and Dance Hall, Bright Star, Morrison's Camp, Conley's Grove, Island Pond Farm, and more. Images appear to be from the early to mid twentieth century. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Island Pond, Chase's Grove, Bartell's Point, Long Shore, Dixon's Grove, Hoepfner's Island, The Dam,...
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This miscellaneous collection of historic postcards depicts images of Lover's Leap, Beaver Brook, Lane Pond, an unspecified camp, Clements Pond and Hood Park. The images are primarily from the early to mid twentieth century. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Lover's Leap, Beaver Brook, Lane Pond, Clement's Pond, Hood Park, Historic Postcards, Derry...
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This collection of historic postcards showcases images of Derry, New Hampshire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century. It includes many Derry businesses such as Chase's House and Store, Bowling Alley, Business Section, Seavey's Garage, Subway Cafe, The Silhouette, Claire and Bidwell, Mocha Java, East Derry General Store, Fordway Bridge and Pumping Station, Pizza Hut, Pine Cone Tea Room, The Elms, Hildreth Hall, Scenic Theater, G.H. Clement, Terrace Dining Room, and Charles Bartlett's....
Topics: Chase's House and Store, Bowling Alley, Business Section, Seavey's Garage, Subway Cafe, The...
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This collection of historic postcards depicts shoe factories of Derry, New Hampshire from the late 19th and early 20th century. Factories include Durkee's, Woodbury Shoe Company, The H.E.H. Shoe Shop, The Derry Shoe Company, The Emerson Pennington Shoe Factory, Pillsbury's Shoe Factory, Pillsbury Howe Shoe Company, Leather Board and Emerson's Shoe Factory, Perkins Hardy and Company, Moody and Hardy Shoe Factory and more. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Shoe Factories, Durkee's, Woodbury Shoe Company, The H.E.H. Shoe Shop, The Derry Shoe Company, The...
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This collection of historic postcards features many Derry churches, including, The First Baptist Church, The First Parish Church, The Central Congregational Church, The Episcopal Church, The St. Thomas Aquinas Church, The Methodist Church and the MacGregor Memorial Chapel. It also features the Civil War Soldier's Monument outside of the East Derry/First Parish Church. Postcards are primarily from the late 19th and 20th century. Provenance: Derry Museum of History.
Topics: Churches, Derry Churches, First Baptist Church, First Parish Church, East Derry Church, Central...
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This collection of historic postcards showcases images of the institutions of Derry, New Hampshire, primarily in the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. Images include but are not limited to The Derry Public Library, Taylor Library, Adams Memorial Building, Masonic Lodge, First National Bank, Post Office, Fire Station, Town Hall, Veteran's Memorial Hall, Charles Bartlett's Printer and Stationer Druggist and Apothecary Shop, Alexander Eastman Hospital and more. Provenance: Derry Museum of...
Topics: The Derry Public Library, Taylor Library, Adams Memorial Building, Masonic Lodge, First National...
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This collection of Derry, New Hampshire historic postcards depicts a variety of schools in the area. The date range on the postcards appear to be from late 19th century to mid 20th century. Schools include Adams School, Adams Female Academy, East Side School, Floyd School, the Grammar School, Grinnell School, Hood Middle School, Oak Street School, Derry Village School, West Side School, and Pinkerton Academy. School children are also depicted. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Derry Schools, Pinkerton Academy, Adams Female Academy, Derry School District, Historic Postcards,...
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This collection of historic postcards depicts images of Horne's Pond in West Derry, New Hampshire. Images are primarily from the early twentieth century. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Horne's Pond, Derry Depot, West Derry, Trains, Historic Postcards, Derry Historic Postcards,...
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This collection of postcards depicts images of Beaver Lake in Derry, New Hampshire, the Beaver Lake Pavilion, Elephant Head, Comeau's, Tsieneto Boat Club, Ice Skating and more. Images seem to range from the early to mid-twentieth century.  Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Beaver Lake, Tsieneto Boat Club, Beaver Lake Pavilion, Elephant Head, Comeau's, Ice Skating,...
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This collection of historic postcards shows streets, parks and roadways of Derry, New Hampshire from the late 19th century to mid twentieth century. Streets and sites include East Broadway, West Broadway, Pine's Park, the Old Turnpike, Main Street, Old Chester Road, Derry Village, Derry Depot/Depot Square, Birch Street, Whitney Block, MacGregor Park and more. Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Derry Streets, Derry Roads, Derry Parks, East Broadway, West Broadway, Pine's Park, Old Turnpike,...
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This collection of historic postcards showcases images of farms and mills of Derry, New Hampshire. Postcards are primarily from the early 20th century. Farms include the Hood Farm and Grand View Farm as well as some unidentified fields, workers and horses. Mills include the Benjamin Chase Mill and the Taylor Saw Mill.  Provenance: Derry Museum of History
Topics: Taylor Saw Mill, Taylor Mill, Hood Farm, Hood Ice House, Hood Milk, Hood Dairy, Dairy Farm,...